dump truck

dump truck
noun
truck whose contents can be emptied without handling; the front end of the platform can be pneumatically raised so that the load is discharged by gravity (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑dumper, ↑tipper truck, ↑tipper lorry, ↑tip truck, ↑tipper
Derivationally related forms: ↑tip (for: ↑tipper), ↑dump (for: ↑dumper)
Hypernyms: ↑truck, ↑motortruck

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noun
: a motor or hand-propelled truck for transporting and dumping loose materials; especially : a motor-driven truck that has a dump body and is designed especially for the transportation of heavy bulk material (as sand, rock, or coal)

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a usually open-topped truck having a body that can be tilted to discharge its contents, as sand or gravel, through an open tailgate.
Also, dumptruck.
[1925-30, Amer.]

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dumper truck or dump truck noun
A lorry that can be emptied by raising the front of the carrier to allow the contents to slide out the back (also dumpˈer)
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Main Entry:dump

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dump truck UK US noun [countable] [singular dump truck plural dump trucks] american
a dumper truck
Thesaurus: road vehicles other than carshyponym

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dump truck,
a truck that can be unloaded by tipping the bed or by opening downward.

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n. a truck with a body that tilts or opens at the back for unloading

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noun, pl ⋯ trucks [count]
US : a large truck usually with a container on the back of it that is used for carrying and unloading loose material — called also (Brit) dumper truck

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ˈdump truck [dump truck dump trucks] (NAmE) (BrE ˈdumper truck) noun
a vehicle for carrying earth, stones, etc. in a container which can be lifted up for the load to fall out
See also:dumper truck

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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